In most cases, compensation for a work related injury is limited to amounts given by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). However, if your job injury was caused by someone besides your employer or a co-worker, you may be eligible to file a third party injury claim. Injury Attorneys at Emery Reddy help clients maximize the dollar amount of their claims.
Workers’ compensation (known as the Dept of Labor and Industries in Washington State) covers injured workers for all injuries and illnesses that occur on the job (or as a direct result of one’s occupation). However, the L&I system has many limits. There are tight rules on the amount of money that can be recovered in a claim. Yet third party liability claims come with no limit to the size of recovery. If a third party caused or contributed to your work injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim in addition to your workers’ compensation claim.
With so many actors, contractors, individuals and businesses involved in construction site projects, third party claims are particularly common in construction site accidents. If you were working for a contractor or subcontractor at when your accident occurred, it is imperative to determine exactly who was responsible for your injury. The workers compensation attorneys at Emery Reddy help injured construction workers file personal injury claims after a variety of construction site accidents, including:
- Slip and Fall Accident
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
- Development of Occupational Illness